Powerful Owl

To: "'Ray Comer'" <>, <>
Subject: Powerful Owl
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:51:49 +1100

Re: "is that the height from the talon level to the top of say the stretched
out neck or otherwise?" That is an interesting twist of a question. No, it
is just a book standard measurement as given for most birds. It is not
height but length from tail tip to beak tip. This is as typically measured
from a dead or held specimen. So it takes some interpreting for things like
herons with a very long neck and long legs. The legs are not included in the
measurement. Some books may choose to mention standing height as an extra
item but it is not standard.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Comer 
Sent: Monday, 1 December 2014 1:10 PM
Subject: Powerful Owl

Hi everyone - since seeing the PO and looked at its size details as
described in Simpson and Day I was wondering if anyone has any film or video
of the bird in flight or could point me in the direction where I could see
it. Another question I had is the issue of the height of the bird eg, PO for
the male is listed as 67 cm; is that the height from the talon level to the
top of say the stretched out neck or otherwise?


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